Welcome to Class 2 – Reception & Year 1

We are a mixed class of Reception and Year One children. We are part of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Our teacher is Miss Ward and our teaching assistant is Miss Thompson.

This year in reception we are going to continue exploring the world around us whilst building on our mathematics and literacy skills.

This year in Year 1 we are going to build on the skills we learnt in reception and become much more independent during number challenges, writing and reading. We are looking forward to tackling new subjects such as; History, Geography and Science.

We will aim to work hard, become independent learners and make lots of new friends.

We have PE on a Monday. If you could please send your child’s PE kit in on Mondays and we will keep them in school until Friday.

Keep checking our website and newsletters to find out more. Thank you for visiting our class page. Please feel free to pop into class if you have any questions 🙂

We are special children of God…

We have been learning about God’s words for us. He said “You are precious to me.” We loved talking about why our names are special and why we thought our friends were special, too.

We are scientists…

We loved learning about the different animals from Animal Story. We were amazed to find out where they lived and what they sounded like. We got up close and personal with each and every animal.

We are mathematicians…

We have been learning how to sort objects by colour, size and type. We love to work in groups and listen to each others ideas.

We are creators…

We made our own monsters. We made our monster using lots of different, shapes. We had to say how many different shapes we used.

We are artists…

Throughout Art Week, Class 2 were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. We used natural objects to recreate an autumn sculpture.
We spent time mixing autumn colours to prepare for our final piece and designing our sculpture.
We also created self portraits, which required colour mixing and observing our own faces using mirrors.

We are thoughtful…

We learnt about Martin Luther King. We understand the importance of caring for one another.

We are amazing readers and story tellers…

We have been reading Funny Bones. We made our own characters and retold the story. We loved putting the dog and the characters back together.

We love to bake…

Our book focus this week was The Gruffalo! We love joining in with the story and learning about the characters. This week we made Gruffalo Crumble cakes.

 

We are historians…

Our Year 1’s looked at objects from their past. We can use important historic vocabulary such as; past, present and future.

This term we have been learning about The Royal Family. We have been so interested to learn we have had a Royal Family in England for a very, very long time.

We are independent writers…

We love having time in Class 2 to write independently, in the areas. We have been learning about celebrations in our RE topic, this term. We have created our own celebrations and labelled them.

We are learning everyday…

We are constantly elarning new vocabulary in our number sessions. This week we have been learning about one more and one less. We hope to be able to use our amazing maths brains to be able to say one more and one less without objects.